Running for the Boundary Waters

Alex Falconer, a Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness advocate, ran 110 miles through the heart of the Boundary Waters to draw attention to the threat sulfide-ore copper mining poses to this Wilderness. He was joined by professional elite trail runners Clare Gallagher and Kyle Pietari as well as other friends and local trail runners. This was the first known time anyone has run the "Boundary Waters Traverse."

  • Erik Nelson
    Roadless Areas, Long Live Cuyuna
  • Alex Falconer
  • Alex Falconer
    Key Cast
  • Clare Gallagher
    Key Cast
    REI Presents: Changing Course
  • Kyle Pietari
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 1 second
  • Completion Date:
    October 12, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Webby Award
    New York City
    United States
    2022 Webby Award and Webby People's Choice Award
Director Biography - Erik Nelson

E.R.N.E. is a writer/director whose life philosophy is: don’t make up a story if a good one already exists. He believes that if you look hard enough, everyone has a story, and he specializes in giving these stories the style, flow, and narrative structure that will get attention and connect with an audience.

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